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Reader Comments on 'A Short History of Bohol (Part II)'

The history of Bohol after the end of the Dagohoy Rebellion until today.

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Debbie Villa wrote:
Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:18:49 PHT
Can we find out the names of the Spanish priests that stayed in Bohol?
Louie Palacio Alaba wrote:
Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:47:57 PHT
Wow!I am very glad to read this article. I am very proud to be a 100% Boholano. I found this article very relevant to offer to my friend from Netherlands to visit one time our beautiful island paradise Bohol. God bless everyone and Mabuhay!!!
Louie Palacio Alaba wrote:
Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:47:48 PHT
Wow!I am very glad to read this article. I am very proud to be a 100% Boholano. I found this article very relevant to offer to my friend from Netherlands to visit one time our beautiful island paradise Bohol. God bless everyone and Mabuhay!!!
Michael Dimaio wrote:
Monday, 28 January 2013 01:05:23 PHT
I am fascinated by this history and to know that a peace treaty was signed at the convent of dimaio is quite interesting. I am wondering if this dimaio is my ancestor. I want o visit so bad now. Mike
Glenn wrote:
Sunday, 20 January 2013 16:50:39 PHT
Got more in-love with my native Bohol after i've read Jes Tirol's "Bohol: from Spanish Yoke to American Harness". I borrowed that book from my cousin and I want to read it again. I am also recommending this book to all of you guys if ever anyone of you can find access to this book. In there, you can read how we boholanos looked like at the eyes of the spaniards when they arrived. Sosyal man diay ta sauna... hehehe... makes us Boholanos really proud... glennnavs@yahoo.com
Marie Lovely Pineda wrote:
Sunday, 21 August 2011 18:59:35 PHT
I'm just curious what is itabout the strong cultural values of the people of bohol. and what do you think is the distinct characteristic of the alona beach over other competitors.?
ghemme wrote:
Monday, 27 June 2011 18:40:27 PHT
I'm doing a research about bohol sandugo and would like to know if ever the pledge of friendship or the actual or exact word (if possible) that legaspi and sikatuna gave each other as a sign of their allegiance. i really appreciate any input. thanks.
Ivy Lubiano wrote:
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 09:57:56 PHT
I'm only 75% Boholana by blood, but I am thankful to GOD that my attitudes toward Life is essentially 100% Boholano. Thank you for an enriching article such as this. Although since birth, I've always been so vocal and proud of my heritage, still it always encourages me to remember that my ancestors were responsible for giving me a genetic propensity for freedom, independence, self-reliance, adventure, environmentalism, godliness, and humanism. GOD bless you guys and more power to us, mga paisano/paisana!=)
Kimbog Tabel wrote:
Thursday, 5 May 2011 14:29:03 PHT
Thank you for this historical research sir!
pinkdragon wrote:
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:50:37 PHT
I would love to read events that happened in Bohol in 1983, the year i was born. If you do have any material that talks the happening in Bohol that year, I would be great if you can share it with me...
Anita Rodriguez wrote:
Thursday, 17 June 2010 04:57:03 PHT
Have you got history or names of all Catholic priests in Baclayon, Bohol, including one with surname Guyot, a French man? I'd appreciate it very much.
Jay wrote:
Monday, 31 May 2010 10:17:21 PHT
i am a boholano, and i'm proud of our history and heritage. thanks to the write-up. somewhat it saddens me that the author, Mr Hellingman is a foreigner! this must be our pride and all boholanos must know this by heart. Bohol founded universities must continue research and study our past, dig clues, (anthropological research) on our land, because we were not savages before the Spanish came as they claimed we were! we had culture, art, tradition, practiced honest trading and respect!
Lina Amoy wrote:
Thursday, 3 September 2009 12:37:56 PHT
I'm am so impressed with this history. i am a boholana and i am so happy to read this history.it is so interesting.... keep it up and more power....
june wrote:
Monday, 15 June 2009 20:02:47 PHT
Thank you very much for having a site like this about the history of bohol, and now I'm so proud to be a boholano, i came from catigbi-an bohol, for more info. about me pls. visit jbalilisalon.multiply.com and regards to all my relatives in bohol
ronald pantanosas wrote:
Sunday, 4 January 2009 17:24:51 PHT
your passion about bohol is so obvious, i wonder why a lot of filipinos dont recognized it yet.I encourage your readers to please visit bohol and see the difference...honestly its like a one stop shop for all nature lovers! see you and good luck!
Rakyat wrote:
Tuesday, 4 November 2008 13:11:02 PHT
So, that story about the Bohol convert to colonial religion catholic,.....I think that is no good. Why follow the colonial religion, hit them better

The choice of religion should be somebody's own choice. Although the Spanish introduced their Roman Catholic religion in the Philippines, that cannot be a reason to assume it is bad, or to condemn the choice of many Filipinos today.--Jeroen.

Gie wrote:
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 18:10:39 PHT
well, thanks a lot. i used it as my reference.. it helped me a lot...
Paterno Rebosura Ruaya Jr., wrote:
Friday, 13 June 2008 00:11:30 PHT
You have a nice brief history of Bohol. By the way, I am from Maribojoc. I'm writing a history of the town based on records in church, libraries, interviews with old men, old magazine, newspaper articles about Maribojoc. There are many legends about Maribojoc, that include a woman with long hair. The tree is aguho not Maribojoc. When I was a child, there was a big aguho tree near the church. As landmark they called the tree Maribojoc, although they knew it as aguho. I will further research on the origin of the name. I believe there is another name not known to most. Maribojoc is not really the town's name. It could be in another dialect which could not be pronounced. So to simplify things they told people that a big aguho tree marked the town's center, the church and the municipio, which was made of wood, before it was replaced by a concrete one when the country was made a free republic in 1946.
J. Celestine Paradero-Dumas wrote:
Wednesday, 2 April 2008 14:22:08 PHT
Well I 'm proud to be a Boholano, such struggles in the past, no wonder Boholanos are so adaptable...
jerome cuyno wrote:
Saturday, 9 February 2008 17:18:27 PHT
will u make article for the history of mabini town..
Pedro Byron wrote:
Sunday, 30 December 2007 17:56:53 PHT
Even my asawa from Bohol could not give me such detailed history,is it true that Boholanos once had great tattoos? as my wife dislikes them and i said your province was once like my country Aotearoa ,many tattoo,which all had a meaning,unlike the modern ones,Like all places that where taken over in that period,the local people stood proud,and fought for there right to their own place,true warriors,Tangata Toa,Great articule i will surely read it again Happy New Year to all.
Valerie wrote:
Friday, 28 September 2007 05:59:53 PHT
I have read your history, but I did not see (unless I missed it) how the township of CORELLA received its name. Was this due to the Spanish influence? Who was it named after? Valerie

A lot of Philippine towns received their names from Spanish officials or friars, who often named them after a town in Spain, hence, many towns have those Spanish names. Many places probably also had older 'native' names.--Jeroen.

Rolly Durain wrote:
Monday, 26 March 2007 22:37:10 PHT
A very comprehensive and informative article. It reflects how peoples of Bohol love democracy and yet very hospitable and friendly. I am proud to them. congratulation for a great job. San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
Rolly Durain wrote:
Friday, 23 March 2007 19:41:34 PHT
Bohol is more than an usual with the years passed by still wonderful to live in. I gew up in villanueva,tubigon, bohol and had studied up to second year level before we move to mindanao. i still longing to come back and see the glamorous people there. i miss a lot of my happines there. miss a lot to my relatives like abarquez and abellana clan there. thank the foundation of knowledge that mold me much and im proud being boholanos love you all.
Tony Morris wrote:
Saturday, 15 July 2006 11:08:05 PHT
I was in Bohol for 3 days and it was an amazing experience. My Taxi Drive JoJo (09192323318)who I met at the pier after getting off the boat coming from Cebu, was just wonderful I did the one day tour with him to chocolate hills etc. also went to his hometown where we jam on the side of the street drinking San Miguel while he and his friends sang their hearts out and played the guitar till late in the night. Stayed at the Alona Beach Resort and hang out at OOPS, shot out to the girls Joyce, Rubi and all the other girls working at OOP you are so wonderful. I am from New Jersey and this was my 4th time to the Philippines,The People of the Philippines were always so Nice you folks are the sweetest bunch of people I have ever come accross. I am Planning to make the Philippines of course with Bohol part of my yearly vacation....Again thank you Philippines your people are the greatest and love you all....Tony.....tonymorris99@yahoo.com
Owen Gay wrote:
Tuesday, 4 October 2005 15:14:10 PHT
Bohol really is a nice place. I went to Bohol many times, went go to Bohol beach club...many nice people, places and everything..
Crisz Villanueva wrote:
Friday, 30 September 2005 11:13:46 PHT
Whew` Iíve been there in Bohol last Friday ( September 23-25 2005 ). We had our tour there and its really nice to spend more time in that place especially their resorts and wonderful spots.... Its my first time to visit BOHOL...and Iím So happy that even for a while Iíve seen the tourist destinations and its spots......as a tourism student in UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS Iím so lucky to be one of the pioneering batch in tourism management........ The heritage of Bohol is really interesting. And people in Bohol are very hospitable.
Nelly N. Feeny wrote:
Tuesday, 20 September 2005 02:02:40 PHT
Daku jamo akong pasalamat sa inyong article on "A Short History of Bohol" kay very informative gjud! Very helpful for me to relate to my kids the island where I was born(natawo ko sa Duero pero namalhin na mi sa Mindanao.) Dugay na kong wa kauli sa Bohol pero sa kanunay gahandum jud kong makabakasyon diha uban ang akong pamilya. More power to your site. Congratulations for a job well done! Nelly Nalugon Feeny Raleigh, NC USA
Lynlyn wrote:
Tuesday, 6 September 2005 02:59:21 PHT
I've been there in Bohol last vacation and I really enjoy my stay there. As in super nice... not only the tourist spots but as well as the bisaya... kahibaw nko mgsulte bisaya...kadyot lng..heheheh... i'm planning to have a vacation trip again there.. maybe this October...
Joel Simbajon wrote:
Monday, 29 August 2005 22:42:22 PHT
To my dear boholanos, I'm here in China, mingaw gyud kaayo kon mahilayo ta sa atong yutang namat-an, diri sa china, wala gyuy kinilawng isda, walay bahal, walay sinugbang tulingan, kalaay ga jud, sa tanang taga Loon, advance merry pista! sa mga Simbajon ug Marcojos family, maayo unta ug makauli ko aron makaka-on na jud ko ug lutong pinoy, ari lang ko kutob, bangon Bohol, asdang mga kaliwat ni Tamblot ug Dagohoy!!!!!
Roque C. Gatdula wrote:
Wednesday, 24 August 2005 11:10:52 PHT
Bohol is a place which has a very interesting past I quest Bohol belong to one of the rich Philippine culture and heritage. Roque C. Gatdula a SWU student...
Hans Remmers wrote:
Sunday, 31 July 2005 22:23:12 PHT
I have been there 4 times and I like it so much that I am planning to stay there for some months. The beauty of that island you can not discover in just 1 holyday. I think (and hope) that it counts for the rest of the Phils as well. My tip is: Meet the real people ant not just the tourist spots.
Andrew wrote:
Saturday, 25 June 2005 07:14:19 PHT
Well done!!! i like it so much your doing good to share our own history im very proud to be a boholano "mabuhi tang tanan"daghang salamat keep up the good work!!!ope to read more about our little paradise!!!thanksssssssssss c",)
Y. Samuel Arai wrote:
Tuesday, 21 June 2005 06:55:31 PHT
Very nice introductory history lesson. Thank you! Sam
Rorysamaniego wrote:
Thursday, 16 June 2005 12:10:28 PHT
Interesting well done but short... you could have written some more. Thanks

You can read a lot more in our library, just go to the historical section there.--Jeroen

Iamguru wrote:
Friday, 10 June 2005 15:47:34 PHT
Congratulation Jereon, you've made a great account, however brief it is, of Bohol's past. Many boholanos have to rely only on patchy stories and book accounts in order to trace back important historical events. Ooops! you missed one thing. bohol declared its independence a day ahead (June 11, 1898) of aguinaldo's declaration. and i'm still proud to say that for one day - just one day - there was ever a Republic of Bohol in the history of mankind.
Marvel L. Pingol wrote:
Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:19:45 PHT
What is the basis of your history on the Blood compact. Who is the author of your story can we have a book on that authenticated by Philippine historical commission.

The primary source of this history is the report of Legazpi's expedition, written by Legazpi himself. This was translated into English James A. Robertson and appeared as volume II in the comprehensive 55-volume "The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898." I am happy no commission ever approved or authenticated this story. If you have doubts, you should verify the primary sources yourself and not rely on so-called authorities.--Jeroen.

Lyndon John wrote:
Thursday, 26 May 2005 11:40:36 PHT
This is aweful histroy that i cannot be easily forgot. Thanks of lots cuz i heard about the history of my own province which is Bohol. This site is so beautiful!!!
Andy C. Capesinio wrote:
Monday, 7 March 2005 14:33:27 PHT
Thank you so much for the information you have research. Now, please rediscorver our traditions or culture that are not associated with Spanish, Japanese, American? Somehow our our tradtions that still alive today that we promote to be Boholano's.
Mekhai wrote:
Wednesday, 2 February 2005 08:37:14 PHT
I've never realized how limited my knowledge is about Bohol!!!I was born and raised in one of the towns there and when i reached 21, i flew here in manila to seek for a greener pasture.I'm always proud that im a Boholana and in fact my colleagues and friends (including my husband..yes, im married) wants to go and visit there soon. There's no place like home, in fact, i am always looking forward for every opportunity to visit Bohol. Mabuhay!
Lum Zhi Heng wrote:
Monday, 13 December 2004 14:26:24 PHT
After reading the history of Bohol and Philippines, I found out that the Spanish had influenced Philippines in almost every aspects of life. Most Filipinos are Roman Catholics,which is Spain's lasting legacies and they also have Spanish surnames. The Philippines has also has towns that named after places in Spain and have Spanish names in towns.
KD wrote:
Saturday, 20 November 2004 23:43:27 PHT
What a fantastic history lesson. I live in the USA and never learned what you have written here in all of my world history classes. There is so much that has been done in this world that most people are unaware of that involves spain, the USA, and the catholic church. Every time I learn more, it makes me sad. Humans are really terrible to each other and I don't see any religion that has made the world a better place or any country including mine (the usa), that can say their hands are not full with human blood. Thanks for your informative history lesson.
Patricia wrote:
Thursday, 4 November 2004 20:52:01 PHT
your work opened my eyes to bohol. is it true that there were 12 martirs in bohol. if true pleas tell me there names. thanks!
Maricar wrote:
Saturday, 4 September 2004 16:47:44 PHT
Your presentation of the history of Bohol is very well presented and detailed. I guess its the result of vast research. Hope researches are like you. Research first the facts before writing it. Many people are visiting this site specially for information and school term papers. Its pays to read CORRECT INFORMATIONS. Good luck and keep up the good work.
Aivee wrote:
Wednesday, 1 September 2004 10:38:37 PHT
I just love reading the article,its nice. Its adding up minute infos I have about Bohol's dynamic history! keep it up sharing interesting infos. Hi to Paul Mariano, Mario Matute and the rests of my friends out there..... Also 2 Leorel Parungao dn pla....
Leandro Rey wrote:
Friday, 25 June 2004 23:52:39 PHT
Am writing from Bahrain. The "Short History of Bohol" gave me a better insight of Philippine History which I never had after all the History Classes in School. The absence of nationalism, straight-forward story telling manner, makes the piece informative in ways never experienced before. After reading the article, I woke up to the fact that the spanish had never left the philippines, with the Catholic Church, as it was really the church who was in control during the 300 years of Spanish rule. Compared to the other Southeast Asian Nations who were also colonized, but by other nations, non-catholic, like the Dutch and the British, who did not imposed the religion on the populations. Sad really. Only Catholic Colonizers (Spain and Portugal) imposed the religion at the point of the sword. In addition, this the first time i found mentioned the fact that Spanish Militia is composed primarily of Filipinos, with Spanish officers. Philippine History had disfranchised these people from being filipinos. Filipino rebellion against Spanish Rule was fought with Filipino Blood, Filipinos against Filipinos.
Leandro Rey wrote:
Friday, 25 June 2004 23:51:41 PHT
Am writing from Bahrain. The "Short History of Bohol" gave me a better insight of Philippine History which I never had after all the History Classes in School. The absence of nationalism, straight-forward story telling manner, makes the piece informative in ways never experienced before. After reading the article, I woke up to the fact that the spanish had never left the philippines, with the Catholic Church, as it was really the church who was in control during the 300 years of Spanish rule. Compared to the other Southeast Asian Nations who were also colonized, but by other nations, non-catholic, like the Dutch and the British, who did not imposed the religion on the populations. Sad really. Only Catholic Colonizers (Spain and Portugal) imposed the religion at the point of the sword. In addition, this the first time i found mentioned the fact that Spanish Militia is composed primarily of Filipinos, with Spanish officers. Philippine History had disfranchised these people from being filipinos. Filipino rebellion against Spanish Rule was fought with Filipino Blood, Filipinos against Filipinos.
milagros araneta wrote:
Wednesday, 23 June 2004 15:26:38 PHT
thank you for this research work! i have always loved my birthplace, and now with more knowledge of its history I am even more proud of Bohol.
lovelymay wrote:
Tuesday, 22 June 2004 16:37:37 PHT
Thank U guys(people who made this site) for sharing this history. Ngayon ko lang ito alam. I'm proud of being a Boholana. Keep it up! God Bless BOHOL:)
nanz wrote:
Tuesday, 28 October 2003 16:52:21 PHT
Thanks for the nice information!! May isasagot na ako sa gen. info. Hi to all my friends, to love,risse,rhea,kitty,donna,joylette,arcelie,& ezel.. Mamasyal naman tayo sa chocolate hils,ang ganda doon.. Hi arhiez,hope to see you soon.
ace wrote:
Tuesday, 5 August 2003 15:40:32 PHT
Hi! ganda ng site nyo!!!
Levi wrote:
Saturday, 21 June 2003 22:36:42 PHT
Daghang salamat.. now I have something to report in class.. =)
radha wrote:
Wednesday, 18 June 2003 10:17:21 PHT
Short yet very informative. Nice site by the way. Hope you could also feature barangays like that of Macaas in Tubigon. I'm in need of information of the place since I'm making a feature article on it. Just about anything would help, thanks.
Amp from manila wrote:
Wednesday, 18 June 2003 09:53:53 PHT
I was in bohol recently and it was quite an experience. I loved everything about it. I hope to visit again soon especially now that i've read this article. People of Bohol should be very proud for the richness their islands behold.
Mark Audwin wrote:
Friday, 21 February 2003 05:20:36 PHT
ei ang ganda naman ng history nyan
Arnell wrote:
Saturday, 21 December 2002 07:46:11 PHT
I agree with Luigi. Do indicate your sources to give due recognition to the historian(s). Thanks.

I've collected most of the material from various sources on the internet, that also do not give sources. Then we rearranged and rewrote it. I agree that we will need more trustworthy information, and to achieve that I will be making full size historic works available on the net soon, starting with De Morga's Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas. If you're inclined to with this work, please contact me on jeroen@bohol.ph. -- Jeroen.

John wrote:
Monday, 2 December 2002 19:07:03 PHT
Thanks!!! nakaka2long kayo!!! labyu!!!! mwah!!!
za-za wrote:
Friday, 27 September 2002 16:39:36 PHT
Your article is informative, and very good.
Luigi wrote:
Sunday, 7 July 2002 13:21:17 PHT
Kindly mention your sources and bibliography at the end of your article. Thanks.

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